19 days in Finland Itinerary

19 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Savonlinna
— 1 night
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Kuopio
— 2 nights
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Levi
— 3 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Sibelius Monument. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip maker.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pikkukirkko, then get all the information you need at Riihisaari, then see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna journey planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Savonlinna in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Savonlinna to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kuopio.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Riihisaari ©
Riihisaari
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kuopio travel planning website.

You can drive from Savonlinna to Kuopio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums
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St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
Puijo Tower ©
Puijo Tower
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
On the 22nd (Sat), view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery and then fly down the slopes at Kids' Land. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Levi Ski Resort.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Levi online trip planner.

You can fly from Kuopio to Levi in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuopio in December: high temperatures in Levi hover around -6°C and lows are around -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Adventure

Side Trip

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Levi Ski Resort ©
Levi Ski Resort
Icekarting Levi ©
Icekarting Levi
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage ©
Lapland Hotels SnowVillage

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Step off the beaten path and head to SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and Pilke Science Centre. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

Drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Outdoors
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

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Kuusamo

Kuusamo ©
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then see the interesting displays at Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre.

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You can drive from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Turku.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Museums
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Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre ©
Hannu Hautala Nature Photography Centre
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm ©
Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Sat), browse the collection at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naantali Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Kuusamo to Turku in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Kuusamo in December, with highs in Turku at 1°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Beaches

Side Trips

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then have some family-friendly fun at Irti Maasta Tampere, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tampere attractions planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Fun & Games · Beaches · Outdoors
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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